The Object Of Our Wonder

In Philippians 2, the Apostle Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, wrote

 ” … that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God.”

Sixteen hundred years after Paul penned the above verses, Thomas Boston, Scottish Puritan, pastor, and preacher (1676-1732), delivered a wonderful message on the name of Christ. In his message, “Christ’s Beautiful Name,” Boston exalts the “name of our incarnate Redeemer.”

Here are three quotes from the sermon that have drawn my attention.


 “The eyes of the angels are drawn after Him as a most wonderful sight. The faces of the cherubim were therefore made looking towards the mercy-seat, Exodus 25:20, to teach us that Christ the Mediator, reconciling God and sinners, is the object of the angel’s wonder.”

 ” … there being an incomprehensible depth of excellencies in Him ….”

 “All qualities that render one desirable and lovely meet together in Him, and all those are in Him to a miraculous pitch.”

‘ … at the name of Jesus every knee should bow ….”

Philippians 2:10


For more quotes from this message, see my May post on Boston’s sermon here.

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